A blog about the signs, symptoms and treatment of skin conditions.
The skin is a very important part of the body as it serves as one of our first line defenses against infection and other diseases. Not only that it also serves as a protection for our internal organs from harsh external influences. It is for this reason that we should take care of it. However there are times when even though we take care of our skin, we still get skin problems and diseases.
There are many kinds of skin conditions and diseases out there but among the most common ones are eczema, psoriasis, acne and vitiligo. Each one has different symptoms, diagnosis and treatment methods. Eczema is characterized by rashes in certain parts of the body such as the neck, wrists and ankles. It can be caused by either a bacterial or fungal infection or an allergic reaction to some foodstuff or environmental factor like pollen or dust mites. Psoriasis on the other hand is characterized by red patches with silvery scales all over the body caused by genetic disorder while acne is caused by hormonal changes during adolescence that cause pimples to develop on the face, chest and back. Vitiligo on the other hand is characterized by depigmented white spots all over the body
Skin conditions and skin diseases can be embarrassing, painful, and in some instances life threatening. This blog is a resource to help you understand your symptoms, find the cause of your suffering and link you to the treatments that are available.
Acne is a condition that causes the appearance of spots on the skin. It is caused by inflammation of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Acne is most common in teenagers but can also affect adults.
Common acne problems include: pustules (spots), cysts or nodules, blackheads and whiteheads. Acne usually affects the face, neck, back and shoulders.
How do I treat acne?
There are many ways to treat acne from gentle cleansing to topical products such as creams and lotions. Some people also use oral contraceptives for its side effect of reducing acne.
Skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer, are common in the general population. The signs and symptoms of these skin conditions vary depending on the type. Skin conditions may be acute or chronic and may be localized to one area of the body or widespread.
Skin conditions often require treatment from a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases. Dermatologists also provide cosmetic services, such as:
Laser hair removal
Laser treatment for wrinkles, age spots and acne scars
Mohs surgery for skin cancer
We are a health and wellness blog with a focus on skin conditions. We cover common skin diseases as well as news about new research in the field of dermatology.
Skin is the largest organ of the body. It plays a vital role in protecting the body from external invasions and injury. It comprises of three layers: epidermis (outermost layer), dermis (middle layer) and hypodermis or subcutaneous tissue (inner most layer). Skin diseases are disorders that affect the skin’s structure, functions, sensations and appearance.
There are many different types of skin conditions that can affect any individual regardless of race, gender or age. Some skin diseases may be mild while others may be chronic. Some skin conditions are temporary while others are permanent. Some skin diseases have no cure while others can be cured with proper treatment.
Some skin conditions cause itching, burning, stinging or pain while others cause no symptoms at all. Skin conditions may affect one small area of the skin or it can involve larger areas of the skin such as hands, feet, face or scalp. Most common among these are acne, eczema, psoriasis and warts.
Acne is a chronic condition caused due to excess oil production by sebaceous glands which leads to blocked pores and bacterial growth in them resulting in pimples which may be whiteheads and blackheads if they only affect epidermis; papules if they
Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects.
A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, hair and nails. There are medical and surgical aspects to their practice. A dermatologist is concerned with maintaining healthy skin, nails and hair as well as diagnosing and treating skin conditions and diseases that can be treated with dermatology.
The word “dermatology” derives from Greek δέρματος (dermatos), “skin” (genitive of δέρμα dεrma) and -λογία -logia), “study of”.
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It covers and protects the body. Skin also helps control body temperature and stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin has several layers, but the two main layers are the epidermis (upper or outer layer) and the dermis (lower or inner layer). Skin also contains nerves, blood vessels, and glands.
The epidermis gives skin its tone and color. It is only about 1/10 of a millimeter thick on the body’s thinnest areas. The dermis contains hair follicles, sweat glands, nerves, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and the structures that produce cells for both layers of the skin (skin appendages).
Skin conditions may be cosmetic or disfiguring. They may be caused by infections, genetics or environmental factors such as sunlight. Some conditions may be minor with little effect on an individual’s health or appearance. Others can cause pain and discomfort, interfere with normal activities and even lead to death. All medical conditions should be checked by a doctor, especially if they persist for a long time or worsen over time.
The most common types of skin conditions include:
Diseases caused by viruses